The second edition of the South-South/South-East Tech, Innovation and Startup Stakeholders Summit is set to hold on February 7—8, 2020. Following a successful inaugural edition which was held in 2018.

The Summit is powered by #StartupSouth, and supported by Genesys Tech Hub, Digital Dreams, Greenage Technologies and Enugu SME Centre.

Speaking with benjamindada.com, the convener of #StartupSouth, Uche Aniche, said the goal of the Summit is to set an agenda that everyone in the ecosystem can aspire to achieve. He said, "The Summit is geared towards proffering solutions and forging a common collaborative path for innovators in the region."

It [the Summit] is different from the regular #StartupSouth conference. This is a summit for stakeholders. Leaders of communities such as Google Developer Group and Facebook Developer Circle, hub managers and government officials will be present.

Uche Aniche, Convener of #StartupSouth

The South-South/South-East Tech, Innovation and Startup Stakeholders Summit is a two-day summit that will be held at Genesys Tech Hub, Ugwuaji, Enugu State—the "Coal City State" of Nigeria. The first edition of the Summit was hosted by Oluaka Institute in Owerri, Imo State—the "Eastern Heartland" of Nigeria.

Attendance is open to all innovation and tech leaders in the south-south and southeast region. But admission is strictly by invitation. Register now to receive an invite.

Enugu is happy to host the innovation community stakeholders from across the south-south and southeast region at this Summit. The SME Centre's partnership is a reflection of the current aspirations of His Excellency Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi's administration, signalling Enugu is more than ready for business. Enugu's leadership is hugely motivated to energize the SME, creative and digital economy space.

Arinze Chilo-Offiah, Special Adviser to the Governor on SME & Investment

The second edition of the South-South/South-East Tech, Innovation and Startup Stakeholders Summit will kick-off on February 7 with a cocktail dinner. This will be followed by breakout sessions, presentations, panel discussions and keynote addresses on February 8.

The Director of Operations at Genesys Tech Hub, said: "We are supporting the Summit because we believe collaboration achieves greater results than individual dispersed efforts."